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La Carnita-John St

4.4
123 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, a handful of churros, run through a mixtape, and wash it all down with a fresh cocktail or beer. Our aim is to serve up a dynamic menu, and connect with the community through our love of art & music.

Located in the financial district is La Carnita’s South Central location in a beautiful two-story heritage building. The upstairs makes for an engaging venue, seating 55 guests with its own bar.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Sunday -Monday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(647) 348-1166
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Jon Hamilton
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Cross Street
King St W/John St
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Parking Details
Paid parking across the street on John.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Located in the heart of the financial district is La Carnita’s South Central location. The beautiful two-story heritage building was locally designed and features the works of some of Toronto’s best street style artists. The upstairs makes for an engaging venue, seating 55 guests with its own bar.

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What 123 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnikaR (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time at La Carnita. Menu had something for everyone in our group.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Honestly the service was horrible. Both of the people at our table were either condescending, not nice with their care in question we had and of course rushing us. I usually go to playa cabana but this was closer to us and we saw good reviews. The food is def subpar if you’re white maybe you’ll enjoy that it lacks flavour. It was too dark for dining before dinner and just all over a horrible experience. We ordered almost every type of taco and nothing was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Absolutely fantastic, the chorizo taco alone... amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Every time I go to La Carnita, I love it. I live in Vancouver and come here every time I visit Toronto. Fav restaurant in Toronto.

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vipJulie (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good vibes. Loud music, but still could talk. Great food, had the “Winter” preset menu. Would recommend for a date/out with friends!

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LindsayW (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is always amazing, it is just a little loud to be able to talk to whomever you came with. So it"s not a great choice if you want to have a conversation but if you want to bliss out on an amazing meal this is the place.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Wow! So tasty, so many flavours. Every taco has a different protein and different sauce and different filling. We ordered the price fixed lunch. Was pleasantly surprised at the key lime pie dessert (not actually pie, but a popsicle), soooo delicious! Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

You need to add that buffalo cauliflower taco to the menu!!!! Bless

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Desmond2 (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food, good service. Interesting atmosphere and a positive vibe.
Very convenient downtown location.
Unconventional method of getting a coffee from next door “ sister” restaurant. Fix this.
Wine by glass or bottle, no half litres. Fix this too.
Overall 2 thumbs up.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I found the food really expensive for what it is. Tacos are small.

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Malik (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Prix fixe lunch is the perfect quantity at the perfect price. This is going to become a weekly ritual for me - great little indulgence!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was amazing as always but the service was not that great. It took about 25mins from when we sat down to when someone actually came over and asked us if we wanted a drink. Food came out fast but being able to order a drink or food was a long process of trying to flag down our waiter. We were beginning to think we were invisible, until they needed our table for another reservation.

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CigarsNStuff (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great spot for dinner! we always like to try the specials when we visit!

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Always the best ! So yummy

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OpenTable Diner (Sydney / NSW)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food, very relaxed atmosphere, great place to catch up with friends for a bite to eat.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Restaurant was freezing cold, our entire party had to keep our jackets on for the whole meal. Portion sizes were very small for the price. Better high end option: El Catrin, mid level: Wilbur

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant was freezing cold and I had to wear my coat the entire dinner. We rushed out to leave and go to another warmer bar.

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KS12 (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Disappointing. They did not have a table for us despite having a reservation. We were seated on stools at a shared, makeshift bar right beside the door, and it was -20C outside. Dined unpleasantly in our winter jackets. This was supposed to be a special 30th birthday dinner. Would not recommend.

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Jenny (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Terrible experience. I know these guys probably don't care if it's a good experience for families but if you don't want kids there then don't offer a kids menu.

The music was so loud we had to yell to talk across the table and full of explicit lyrics that had my 10 year old counting all the 'bad words' in each song.

Food was mediocre at best. We ordered the nacho and dips trio including the queso - all of the dips were ice cold. The chorizo 'sharing' appetizer quesadilla was soggy and the size of a side plate. The kids quesadilla was the size of a teacup saucer and when it came out I actually thought it was a joke.

As we came in another group was leaving because it was too cold. I asked the hostess what was happening and she just shrugged. After being seated and ordering we still had our coats on and after asking the waitress if we could have a table in a warmer spot she told us that the heat had apparently been out for two days and the whole place was 'taking its time warming up'.

Disappointing all around. If you want great Mexican head east for Playa Cabana or to the Distillery for El Catrin.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place to have a mouth watering taco!

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